Nathan Quade

Credit Union Industry Veteran Joins Firm to Grow Network of Community-Based Financial Institutions on Digital Lending Platform

NEW YORK, N.Y., October 24, 2018 – LendKey, the leading full-service digital lending platform for community banks and credit unions, today announced that it has hired Nathan Quade as a senior sales executive. Nathan, who has more than 20 years of experience in the credit union industry, will focus on continuing LendKey’s rapid growth by driving prospect development and bringing new credit union and community bank clients to the LendKey platform.

“We are pleased to welcome Nathan to LendKey, and believe his strong career of working with financial institutions to help meet their goals will be very valuable to our organization,” said Christian Widhalm, SVP of Lender Partnerships at LendKey. “Nathan’s background and accomplishments align perfectly with LendKey’s mission of improving lives with lending made simple.”

In this role, Nathan will assist Chief Lending Officers, CFOs, and CEOs with digital lending partnerships, member and customer acquisition and marketing, loan participations, liquidity management, asset class diversification, concentration risk management, client demographics, and balance sheet optimization.

Prior to joining LendKey, Nathan served as senior national sales executive at Catalyst Strategic Solutions, where he held multiple positions leading client acquisition and implementation and performed outsourced financial management consulting for CFOs and CEO for more than ten years. He also held management team positions at high performing credit unions across the country. He is a Western CUNA and CUNA Financial Management school graduate, and holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

About LendKey

LendKey pioneered the lending-as-a-service model enabling white-labeled, digital lending solutions that help financial institutions establish a strong digital lending presence and acquire prime borrowers for a lifetime of lending. LendKey’s customized solutions help financial institutions improve lives with lending made simple while managing liquidity, reducing costs, and mitigating risk. The company revolutionized the entire lending process for institutions including demand generation, online decisioning, loan origination, customer service, compliance, and proprietary balance sheet management. Founded in 2009 and based in New York and Cincinnati, LendKey works with hundreds of credit unions and banks who have deployed more than $2 billion in loan capital to date through LendKey’s platform. LendKey was recently named to the CB Insights Top 250 FinTech List. For more information, please visit or email

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